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    Best message board?

    I've done some searches on google with very little luck. Can anyone here point me to websites which have reviews/comparisons of the popular message boards?

    I don't necessarily want the "biggest and best"... Actually, I would prefer something that was smaller.

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    http://www.hotscripts.com/PHP/Script...rds/index.html

    http://www.invisionboard.com/ is nice, and free


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    Quote Originally Posted by KandieMan101
    [...] I want the "biggest and best". [...]
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    Quote Originally Posted by KandieMan101
    ...don't necessarily want the "biggest and best"...

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    All posts on this subject should carry a big red warning stating the post is an opinion and not necessarily true

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanf
    All posts on this subject should carry a big red warning stating the post is an opinion and not necessarily true

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    I'm hungry

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    Invision Power Board anyday.

    Top notch support, much cheaper than vBulletin.

    http://www.invisionboard.com

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    Except for a bunch of features, vB3 has nothing much going for it, I am afraid.

    May it be ease of use, effeciency, pace of development, support, value for money, IPB is always ahead

    On the other hand, if you want a feature packed board and money is no problem, you might want to consider vB3.

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    Regarding IPB, how is it on server load? I do not mind paying at all for a message board, but how efficient is in in MySQL usage?
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    A couple of more links to aid in your search. Some of the info is outdated but it does present some generic rules-of-thumb in selecting your forum software.

    http://www.thinkofit.com/webconf/forumsoft.htm
    http://www.forumhosts.com/fortip.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by jofa
    Happy?
    Now I'm not hungry I can tell you that's perfect

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    Thanks hooter, I will take a look at those sites!
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    phpBB 2.2 is comming out later this year - and that looks darn good...

    ...until then my recommendation is Invision Board, unless you want to run a pre-alpha phpBB 2.2 or hack away at a 2.0.4 release
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    If you want something not so big then IkonBoard, PhpBB are great, I dont know about IPB.

    To me vBulletin is the best board... It has everything. But maybe you need something smaller.
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    InvisionBoard 1.2 is what I use... Fast, easy to use, great template system, just an all around great board.

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    VB is definately the best, followed by phpBB/Invision, nothing compares to the administration of VB.


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